River Bend Nature Center exists to provide environmental education

River Bend Nature Center exists to provide environmental education and outdoor recreation for the whole family. This morning Brian sees what kind of fun awaits you outdoors at Racine.

About the River Bend Nature Center (website)

The silence of a quiet, snowy wood, punctuated only by the rustle of sliding skis, the delighted cry of schoolchildren imagining what a deer looks like after seeing its tracks embedded in the soft mud, a forest flooded with the glorious colors of the sky. fall that frames the walk of solitary hikers, the gurgling of the Root River as it passes a child and its mother sitting by the shore, and the smell of syrup and the buttery taste of pancakes that celebrate the wonder of what maple trees produce – these are the sounds, sights and smells that have been a part of the River Bend Nature Center experience for the citizens of Racine County since John F. Kennedy was president.

For nearly 50 years, the River Bend Nature Center has been successfully operated by the Racine YWCA, providing environmental education, outdoor recreation, and loving memories to thousands of children, adults and families across the county. by Racine. Unfortunately, the YWCA had to sell this precious natural resource in order to finance its basic operations. Fortunately, Racine County stepped in and the property was purchased by the county on the condition that a non-profit company unrelated to the YWCA could continue River Bend.